Carrier IQ issues 19 page document detailing usage

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Carrier IQ released a new 19-page PDF document on their website this week which details all the stuff that they do as well as the stuff that they don’t do.  Staying clear of naming any specific wireless provider, the file does tell us that the intention of Carrier IQ has always been to ...

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22 apps kicked from Android Market over premium SMS toll fraud

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Lookout Mobile Security has identified a new series of Android apps with yet another type of malware, this time in form of premium SMS toll fraud.  Called RuFraud, these applications often disguised themselves as horoscope apps, wallpaper apps for Twilight, and/or free versions of popular ...

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Verizon to release LTE-ready Xperia PLAY

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Could a library of 200+ games and 4G LTE support breathe new life into the PlayStation Phone?

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ShopSavvy knows what Santa is bringing you this year

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The developers look at more than 8 million scans to determine the top gifts of 2011.

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Evernote announce 3 million Skitch downloads, new feature

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Evernote today announced that they have exceeded three million downloads of their Skitch application for Android devices.  At a rate of one download per 1.5 seconds, it’s safe to say that the app does down well for itself in just over three months.  Commendable stuff to be sure but we ...

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Various versions of Galaxy S II on sale at Amazon

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Just a quick note to let you guys know that the various iterations of the Samsung Galaxy S II are on sale over at Amazon Wireless.  Depending on which carrier you are looking for, the hot Gingerbread devices range in price from $99.99 up to $199.99 with contract.  Sprint’s model, the Epic ...

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Toshiba’s 7-inch Thrive goes on sale

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The 7-inch variation of the Toshiba Thrive has gone on sale this week, giving U.S. consumers yet another option in portable Honeycomb experiences.  Available in either 16GB ($379) or 32GB ($429) models, the Thrive 7 includes a 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear camera and ...

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LG Revolution successor, the Spectrum, gets spied in render form

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We’re getting our first look at the successor to the LG Revolution thanks to leaked renders which surfaced over on PocketNow. Details for the 4G LTE ‘Spectrum’ handset look promising and keep right in line with other high-end Android smartphones. Hardware includes a 720p HD ...

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Amazon to issue software update to Kindle Fire in “next two weeks”

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Amazon hears the initial complaints for their Kindle Fire and look to address some of them with an update.

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Samsung announces 300 million+ handset shipments for 2011

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Samsung announced over the weekend that they have shipped more than 300 million handsets worldwide in 2011 with a month left to go.  Easily besting last year’s 280 million figure, we’re anxious to see where they end up for the full year.  The strategy of releasing flagship devices ...

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Nielsen provides insight into app popularity by age

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Nielsen has released a new set of data which looks at the popularity of Android applications across various age groups.  What does the study tell us?  Well, for starters, Facebook is the most popular application no matter how old you might be.  Beating other hot games and apps like Angry Birds, ...

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Google introduces faster movie search for Android devices

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Google today announced a faster, more interactive movie search today for mobile browsers running on Android and iOS devices. Now when searching for a movie or theater on Google.com, the results come up in a swipeable ribbon with with movie posters, showtimes, summaries, ratings, and more.  The ...

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HTC begins deploying Sense 3.0 to Incredible S, Desire HD

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Those of you living in the UK who happen to own an HTC Incredible S or Desire HD are advised to keep an eye out for an update.  HTC has confirmed that their custom user interface is being upgraded to v3.0 this weekend, starting immediately.  Considered “older” in today’s ...

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U.S. Cellular offers up Gingerbread to Galaxy Tab (7″)

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U.S. Cellular just dropped us a line to advise that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is now ready for the Galaxy Tab.  So, if you’re one of their subscribers, and rocking the original Android tablet, you can head to the carrier’s website and get started.  The update is 220MB and ...

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The Next Big Thing – Movies & Music [VIDEO]

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Samsung's latest Galaxy S II ad focuses on Android's flexibility in download music and movies.

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